Tolland, USA – Mastercam, a leading CAD/CAM software solution by CNC Software Inc., partners with e-learning platform, Edge Factor to equip organizations across North America with three Experience toolkits to inspire students and job seekers to pursue career pathways. This strategic workforce development initiative provides free access to high impact multimedia, a keynote presentation, promotional tools, and a practical guidebook on how to plan, promote, host, and follow up on engaging Experiences. These online Experiences will help explore skilled trades, apprenticeships, CTE programs, careers, STEAM, and soft skills. Six free Experiences featuring select tools from the Edge Factor library will be available during specific 2021 months for organizations to share in classrooms, homes, and at events.
The company collaborates with Edge Factor to empower people to raise up the next generation, specifically on Future Skills (Jan-Feb), Women in Skilled Trades (Mar-Apr), and Rock MFG DAY (Sept-Oct) 2021 Experiences. The first Experience will promote and celebrate technical education programs and encourage students to get involved. The second toolkit includes a special collection of tools that Edge Factor has created that feature women in skilled trades, with the goal to encourage more women and female students to pursue career pathways in diverse skilled trades. Lastly commemorating Manufacturing Day/ Month in October, Edge Factor is providing the 2021 Rock MFG DAY kit which will have resources to promote manufacturing careers and technology and showcase how STEAM comes alive in this industry.
“Partnership is crucial as we face a new world of opportunity. We know that times are changing, and while that may feel scary at some level, it can also be exciting when you have the right team. I am proud to have Mastercam and Edge Factor continue our long-term partnership knowing that this will allow us to lead and grow as both organizations move into the future together,” explained Jeremy Bout, Founder and President, Edge Factor.
Speaking on the partnership and to deliver the three key initiatives that represent company’s core business drivers to a critical audience, Graham Hargreaves, Corporate Marketing Manager, Mastercam, asserted, “Mastercam and Edge Factor have been corporate partners for over ten years, and we’ve found this to be a very beneficial partnership as both companies share a common goal of bridging the gap between education and industry and raising overall awareness.”
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